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"Romantic Love: Reality or Myth?:" How does comparing romantic love to fancy cars and nice houses in the paragraph

below add to the development of the Counterpoint argument?


"Another reason that romantic love is so prominent in human culture is that people are in love with the idea of falling in love. One of the things that makes the human brain special is its ability to create a fantasy world that may be very different from a person's tangible surroundings. Our fantasies have very real implications for our behavior in daily life. For example, if we dream of living in a nice house and driving a fancy car, this motivates us to work hard, so we can afford to buy those things in reality. Similarly, we imagine a partnered relationship that fits the concept of "romantic love" and then we try to create that relationship in the real world. Just as the importance of a nice house and a fancy car is dictated by culture, the same is true of romantic love. The world around us tells us that a partnered relationship is something to strive for, and we internalize that idea as the truth."

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They are all ideas that society deems desirable that people work to obtain.


Those who fall in love are more likely to obtain those sort of luxury items.


People would be happier if they give up on believing that these are all things they should strive for.


All of them are things that are very unattainable for most people.

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